CONCERT / GERMAN KABARETT
:: Songs of love and war, peace and exile
Theo Bleckmann [voice]
Gary Versace [piano, accordion, melodica]
Mostly German repertoire by Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Kraftwerk, Charles Ives, Richard Strauss, Carl Loewe, Friedrich Hollaender, Mischa Spoliansky, Theo Makeben, Richard Rodgers a.o.
German VOGUE "THE ELITE OF THE SCENE: New York has the densest population of talent in the world. That is why there is only one chance: always be better. Theo Bleckmann, born in Dortmund, is considered one of the top stars in the modern music scene in New York. The singer, composer and performance artist uses his voice like an other-worldly instrument: "you're going to a Theo Bleckmann concert? Forget everything you have heard before!" ("Chicago Reader"). Deeply rooted in the Jazz and American song tradition, he is capable to float away on wordless vocalises with his three-and-a-half octave range at any moment. His body supports him in that ... Bleckmann has trained in gravity-defying ice dancing for many years."
THE NEW REPUBLIC / David Hajdu
"The Year in Jazz / Ten musical high points /
Theo Bleckmann at Cafe Sabarsky. Bleckmann is a singer with emotional range to match his chops and rare command of the darker hues in the emotional spectrum."
photo by next Berlin/Große-Geldermann